BSO: Man poked phone over ladies’ room stall at Home Depot

Jeremiah Hill (BSO/Copyright 2023 Google)

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. – A 19-year-old Lauderdale Lakes man faced a voyeurism charge Tuesday after Broward County deputies accused him of trying to record a woman using the bathroom at a Home Depot store in Oakland Park.

According to an arrest report, the incident happened on Dec. 29 at the hardware store’s location at 1701 W. Oakland Park Blvd.

They arrested Jeremiah Hill on Tuesday. He had already been in custody on different charges at the time of his arrest, the report states.

In the report, Deputy Tarik Khafaga wrote that the victim had seen Hill outside the store’s women’s restroom before she went in.

Khafaga wrote that Hill “quietly” followed behind her and went into the stall immediately next to the one the woman entered.

The report states that the woman recognized Hill’s sneakers and jeans, having seen them just before entering the bathroom.

She found this suspicious, Khafaga wrote, and looked around only to see a black cellphone poking over the top of the bathroom stall in an apparent attempt to record her as she used the toilet.

The woman yelled for Hill to stop and leave the restroom, to which he replied that he “wasn’t feeling well” and “going to throw up,” the report states.

Khafaga wrote that the victim was able to identify Hill from a photo lineup.

According to BSO jail records, Hill was first taken into custody on Feb. 2 by Margate police.

In addition to the voyeurism charge, he was being held on charges of indecent exposure, burglary, grand theft, using a false identity and resisting arrest.

Details on those prior charges weren’t immediately available Wednesday.

While Hill was listed in the BSO arrest report as an employee at Lauderdale Lakes Middle School, a spokeswoman for the school district confirmed to Local 10 Thursday that Hill is not employed by the district.

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Chris Gothner joined the Local 10 News team in 2022 as a Digital Journalist.